After reading through this section, take a moment to think about how accessibility plays into your own work in scholarly communication. If you’re having a hard time getting started, you might take the following questions as a starting point:
- How does accessibility intersect with conversations about open access? Authors’ rights? Open licenses? Intellectual property?
- How could accessibility requirements be incorporated into programs often administered by scholarly communication librarians? For instance, if you manage a subvention fund for article processing charges, how could you use these funds to encourage greater accessibility?
- How might accessibility work be introduced in the context of open pedagogy? How might we introduce students to these concepts and engage them as partners in the work?
- How can scholarly communication librarians center accessibility in discussions of information ecosystems?
- How can we deploy/support more accessible systems, tools, and technologies in the course of our work?